March 16- General Electric Co Chief Executive Officer Jeff Immelt is sticking by his company's model for housing diverse businesses under one roof at a time when other U.S. conglomerates are looking at hiving off units to please investors. In a wide-ranging annual letter to shareholders released on Monday, Immelt details advantages from such scale through...
Potential buyers include Boeing Co, Textron Inc, Airbus and BAE Systems and even Lockheed Martin Corp.. Chief Pentagon arms buyer Frank Kendall told UTC that the Defense Department would not object to a spinoff, a source told Reuters. A former defense official said the Pentagon would probably insist that Sikorsky was well capitalized to ensure its survival.
Feb 6- Harris Corp said it would buy Exelis Inc in a deal valued at about $4.75 billion, combining two big suppliers to the U.S. military at a time when the government is squeezing spending on defense. Exelis, spun off from ITT Corp in 2011, makes antennas for military aircraft, domes for Navy ships, sonar systems and GPS navigation systems. The total offer of $23.75 per...
Feb 6- Communications equipment maker Harris Corp said it would buy defense contractor Exelis Inc in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $4.75 billion. The offer of $23.75 per share is a premium of about 34 percent to Exelis's Thursday close, and values the company at about $4.44 billion based on Exelis's shares outstanding as of Oct. 28. McLean, Virginia- based...
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*Third-quarter adjusted earnings $0.44, beat estimates by 5 cents. The maker of specialty components for energy, transportation and manufacturing said it had earned $73.0 million, or 78 cents per share, in the third quarter, compared with $108.5 million, or $1.17 per share, a year earlier.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-- ITT Corp. fared better in the third quarter than analysts anticipated, providing further validation for a spin-off that streamlined the company's operations last year. A little over a year ago, ITT spun off its water-management business into Xylem Inc. and its defense segment into Exelis Inc..
Nov 2- ITT Corp reported stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings and sales on Friday, helped by U.S. industrial demand and sales to energy markets in emerging economies.
Nov 2- ITT Corp reported a lower quarterly net profit on Friday, reflecting the company's breakup a year ago, but earnings from continuing operations were up, helped by U.S. industrial demand and sales to energy markets in emerging economies.
--Abiomed Inc rescheduled second-quarter conference call to Nov. 1 at 8 am Eastern Time. --Accelrys Inc rescheduled third-quarter results to Oct. 31, after market. Its conference call will be held on Nov. 1, 9.30 am Eastern Time.
--Acorda Therapeutics Inc: rescheduled third-quarter financial results and conference call to Oct. 31 from Oct. 30. --Advent Software Inc reschedules third-quarter results and conference call to Oct. 30. --AGCO Corp rescheduled third-quarter results to Oct 31, 8 am Eastern Time from Oct. 30.
NEW YORK-- Industrial parts supplier ITT Corp. said Monday it has signed an agreement to buy Bornemann Pumps, a German company that makes pump systems for the oil and gas industry. ITT said the deal is worth about $267 million, but it didn't specify whether that figure includes debt. Shares of ITT rose 31 cents to $20.86 in morning trading.
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Usually the whole is greater than the sum of its parts — not to investment guru Mario Gabelli. The CEO of Gamco Investors told CNBC Monday he wants to invest in companies that have a history of splitting off successful businesses and then invest in both companies.
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